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Sensational Butterflies - Natural History Museum

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by Catherine Stobbs (subscribe)
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Have you ever been curious to find out more about the short life-span of butterflies, and get more than a quick peek at them before they flutter away?

Then the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, is for you. The exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to come face-to-face with butterflies from all around the world.

Hundreds of different species will be feeding, living and flying around you, allowing you to really experience the tropical paradise in which they normally live. There will also be hatchery windows where you can watch them grow and develop into multi-coloured adults, giving you real experience of the butterfly circle of life. The live version of the caterpillar to butterfly story we all knew so well at school!

If you would like a chance to escape from the tropics there will be plenty of entertainment outside, including a maze and a tree house, as well as a children's play area, perfect for running off all that excitement.

The museum itself is filled with hours worth of exhibitions, cafes and shops, so it is definitely worth saving a full day to explore this exciting new event. I highly recommend taking a trip through the stars, where an escalator takes you up through the cosmos, into a giant planet where you can discover the constellations of our galaxy.

You can also get to know life sized models of Dinosaurs, and other amazing species we no longer have running around our country-side.

It starts on April 11th and runs throughout the summer, so it is perfect for the school holidays, and the children get to learn at the same time.

For more information on this and other events at the museum check out the website.

It is a short, well sign-posted walk from either Gloucester Road or there is a specific exit for the museum at South Kensington

It is definitely a slightly unusual day out for young and old, and there is lots going on in and around the area of the museum, so you can be sure no one will get bored.
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Why? To discover just how beautiful nature's creatures can be.
When: Open daily 10am - 5:50pm
Where: Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Cost: Free (charge for some addition exhibitions)
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